/ softshell trousers
am in need of some new trousers for the alps this summer and have narrowed my choice down to Mammut base pants or M E G2's. My concern is that I might get too hot in the G2's but would get more use out of them in the colder months. Any suggestions/help greatly appreciated!
BASEJUMP! best pant on the market(in my opinion). I used it on all my climbs and never got cold!
feels like a sweatpants when wearing it:) comfortable.
dry's very fast.
price? can't think of anything else...
My wife has the women's versions. I have an older mens model that have been excellent, but lighter material than these ones.
The expensive ones are hardshells with a laminated layer. The cheap ones are softshells.
The softshells have removable boot gaiters and removable braces. Plus the other thigns mentioned previously.
The current softshell ones are actually quite thick - a lot thicker than my ones from about six years back.
Where in the Alps? What sort of routes? Rock routes in the Dolomites or limestone ranges need somewhat different kit to somewhere like the Freney face of Mt Blanc.
I run fairly warm so would only consider softshell trousers (I've got some Rab ones) for high routes or north faces. For pretty well everything else pertex walking trousers or whatever you'd wear to say Scafell or Cloggy is more than enough.
The material itself is "soft" but there's a membrane. Similar to Gore-Tex.
I have both and very rearly use the Bionnassays. Last summer I took both to Chamonix and never used the Bionnassays.
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